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thunday, F*b. IS, I9 6 fl IT'S A BIG COUNTRY Nftw Ideas are often hard to come by in high circles. th« budgets of last year and this year contain immense sums for "urban renewal" which boiled down means lots of money for efforts at face-lifting our big cities, destruction of ghetto buildings and erection of new ones to replace them, etc. etc. Yet hone of these efforts are going to solve the one thing that is the basic trouble with big cities ... too many people in too little space. We still have a lot of wide open country !n the United States. We have scores of nice- sited cities and towns with plenty of open country around them, modern in all respects. Instead of trying to rebuild all of our big cities, without solving any of the basic problems shared by all of them, why not spent a little time and thought and maybe money in decentralization of populations, made possible by decentralization of job opportunities? There is no real reason why all industrial expansion has to be in great metropolitan centers, and when it does take place it simply adds to urban problems. The "renewal" efforts will never be able to keep up with the problems that arise as we pack more and more people into small areas of real estate in the big cities. Instead of so much "urban renewal" how about a little thought on relocation ? NO BABY KISSES It is a long standing tradition of American politics that a candidate undergoes a trying ritual which includes plenty of hand shaking and kissing of babies along the way, in quest of votes. However, faced as we our with vital problems both foreign and domestic, isn't it about time that we as citizens demand something more from candidates than the usual mealy-mouthed utterances and idiotic antics such as baby kissing. The very future of our nation may be at stake, and perhaps world civilization, in the next election. Why not demand that candidates forget the senseless features of a campaign and talk like mature men with ideas, which we would like to have expressed, if they have any such ideas. On that score we have to commend Senator Eugene McCarthy and Governor Romney, each if whom seems to be trying to talk sense. And each, because of doing so, has come under considerable criticism for conducting what is termed "low pressure" campaigning. It may be low pressure, but It's a lot more complimentary to the intelligence of the voting public than kissing the babies. STAY HOME, FRIEND The administration's move to keep Americans at home and not wandering around the globe in foreign countries, spending good American currency which further drains our national gold supply, is most welcome. One can do a great deal of traveling in the good old United States and find just about any type of scenery, climate or entertainment desired. However, there are a great many who may also wonder why the same "stay home" principle isn't applied to our foreign policy and our military activities. If we had adopted the policy of "stay home" a few years back the most serious troubles of the moment, war and inflation, would probably not be our present national burden. FAME SHORT LIVED Sheldon Mail — If anyone needs a lesson In worldly fame, let him consider the case of the Christmas Trees, beloved objects whose stock drops with a bang as soon at their purpose is served. One day we see them in an honored place In the home, bedecked with glamour and adorned with fine showings of sparkling lights, objects of pride and love; the next day, the season being over, they are srtipped of their honors, tossed out in the cold snow, or, even worse, consigned to the garbage can. "Thus passes worldly glory," we suppose we could observe, if we wanted to be philosophical about it. VIETNAM COMMENTS Iowa Falls Citizen - If there is any central point in the arguments on Vietnam set forth by the "hawks," it is that we must stop communism in that southeastern Asia country to stop its spread to neighboring nations. It is of course, impossible for anyone to say that a complete American military victory in South Vietnam would end communist expansion. But there have been previous victories over communism in that part of the world and these did not deter the Vietnam conflict. The British swept the guerillas out of Malaya, the Filipinos stopped (for a time) the Huk rebellion in their island nation, and communist forces have at least been stalemated in Laos. But none of these setbacks prevented the war in Vietnam. Perhaps, then, the American people should remember that the struggle in Vietnam started as a nationalistic fight against the French colonialists when the country was known as Indo-China. There was, to be sure, communist influence in those earlier days, but it was, by and large, a group of Asians who did not want to be governed by Europeans. Those same people, now with the help of China and Russia, are fighting American influences. It should also be remembered that the nationalistic movement fought some of the privileged classes of Vietnamese. These people were schooled in the French manner, served as puppets for the French, but were hated by the nationalistic forces within their country. And these people are our much- heralded "allies" today. They're the Vietnamese who run the army, the government, own much of the land and are brokers in all kinds of human misery. Not one has been heard to openly promote a true, democratic government for they know that such a government would sweep them out of office. It cannot be denied that communists are our principal enemy in Vietnam. But on the other hand, we're fighting a nationalistic desire of the Vietnamese people to be rid of foreign domination. It's a war that we cannot win simply because we've replaced the French as that dominant foreign power. RUSK BOWS TO THIEU Fort Dodge Messenger — It becomes downright disgusting to see how Secretary of State Dean Rusk bows and scrapes before the arrogant demands of the selfish, ruthless Saigon regime. •- "As soon as South Vietnam's President Nguyen Van Thieu came out last week criticizing the United States for allegedly trying unilaterally to initiate peace talks, Secretary Rusk rushed forth with a statement to appease Thieu. Mr. Rusk said that the U.S. would not make any decisions on negotiations with North Vietnam without consulting Saigon fully. If that be the case there never will be any negotiations. thieu made it clear again in his latest statement that the South Vietnamese government does not want to find a peaceful solution to this war as long as the United States is willing to keep on fighting and dying "Heavier pressure" and a "more energetic" war strategy should be used against North Vietnam is what President Thieu said. He did not explain what he meant by "heavier pres- pressure" but judging by experience he wants more American fighting men sent to Vietnam. There also is the possibility that Thieu again is thinking about a possible invasion of North Vietnam, a move he suggested some time ago. It becomes increasingly apparent with each passing day that the war in Vietnam never will reach the conference table without bold, direct leadership by the United States. But how can we convince Secretary Rusk ? Everybody can talk, but few can talk to the point. Sauare meals make round tummys. There's no limit to the height a man can attain by remaining on the level. * * * The hardest folks to convince they are of retirement age are school children at bedtime. r 1 i i i i 111 E. Call Street — Ph. 295-3535 - Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50511 ESTABLISHED 1865 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER KOSSUTH COUNTY CITY OF ALGONA ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL NATIONAL NEWSPAPER AfFUIAIf I I I I ISSUED TUEDAY & THURSDAY & NORTH IOWA SHOPPER THURSDAYS: Newspapers entered as Second Class Matter at the post office in Algona, Iowa Second Class Postage Paid at Algona, Iowa EDITORIAL R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher Don Smith, Managing Editor ADVERTISING Denny Waller Jack Purcell, Foreman SUBSCRIPTION RATES to KojfiUth County and adjoining areas $5.00 per year TO ail other addresses in'United States or Foreign $7.00 per year (No subscriptions less than six months) -J from HISJORY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS The U. S. S. Philadelphia was captured by pirates of Tripoli, February 16, 1804. Federal Crop Insurance Corporation was created, February 16, 1938. Mississippi chartered Elizabeth Female Academy, first institution in U. S. to confer degrees upon women, February 17, 1819. The Suez Canal opened February 17, 1867. Admiral Byrd reached "Little America," February 18, 1930. Regular steamboat service to California via Cape Horn arrived at San Francisco, February 18, 1849. U. S. Marines landed on the south coast of Iwo Jim a, February 19, 1945. The U. S. Congress outlawed dueling, February 20, 1839. The U. S. acquired the Virgin Islands, February 20, 1917. The Washington Monument was dedicated, February 21, 1885. The Republic of Cuba adopted its first constitution, February 21, 1901. F. W. Woolworth opened his first 5 and 10 store at Utica, N. Y., February 22, 1879. 10 YEARS AGO IN THI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES February 11, 1958 Pictured was John Buscher of the Gerber & Buscher Construction Co. of Algona, and the plaque which was presented to the firm at a banquet held in the Memorial Union at Iowa State College, Ames, by the Associated General Contractors of Iowa. Gerber & Buscher were presented the award byGov. Loveless for a good safety record. The company had over 57,000 man hours of labor in 1957 without a lost-time accident. They averaged 21 employees. - o - Funeral services were held for Dr. A. L. Rist, 91, lifelong resident of the Algona vicinity and reported to be the oldest Algona- born resident. He was born two miles south of Algona, educated here and received his college degree from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. - o - The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Merkle, two miles south of LuVerne, was burned to the ground in a fire of undetermined origin. Mr. and Mrs. Merkle and their t\yo teenage children, Charles and Margene, escaped from the burning house with only their night clothes. All the family's furnishings and clothing were lost in the fire. - o - Soil bank funds allotted to Kossuth county were entirely depleted and a long waiting list was being compiled of other producers who would enter the program if the allotment was increased. The first 188 producers signing agreements used the allotment of $327,000 for Kossuth county in 1958. This involved soil bank compliance on 6,607 acres in the county. Average payment was $51 an acre. - o - A buffet supper was given in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Owen Hurt and Patty, Algona, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. 0. T. Cherland at Lone Rock. Other guests were Mr. and Mrs. Harry Naffziger of LuVerne, Mr. and Mrs. Andy Crawford, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Porter and Pamela, and Mr. and Mrs. Randall Clark of Algona, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Heidecker of Lakota and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Snyder of Swea City. The Hurts were moving to Grundy Center. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Don Nelson, Algona, left for Kansas City, Mo., where Mr. Nelson would attend a Chevrolet dealers meeting, it was possible the Nelsons would go from there to San Diego, California for a visit with friends. - o - Two Algona High wrestlers, Francis Bjustrom and Mike Seller, won district mat titles and the right to advance to the state meet. Bjustrom, 138 Ibs., and Seller, 154 Ibs., would travel with Coach Champ Martin to the state tourney at Cedar Falls in quest of state titles. - o - Mrs. George Sachau, Titonka, entertained her 500 club and guests were Mrs. Wm. Boyken, Mrs. Wm. L. Rode and Mrs. George Boekelman. Prizes were won by Mrs. Wm. Ricklefs and Mrs. Boyken. In the evening, Mrs. Sachau entertained her sewing club. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Martin Wilberg, Seneca, were caring for their grandson, Dennis, sorrof the Donald Wilbergs of Fairmont, while Donald, who was in the reserves, was on a two-week training period from a Minneapolis base. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Stoeber of Fenton...entertained Rev. and Mrs. Harvey Walker and Janet at a six o'clock dinner. Both couples were observing their wedding anniversaries. The Stoebers was Feb. 2 and the Walkers Feb. 3. - o - Karel Bormann, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bormann, St. Joe, employed with the Northwest Orient Airlines as a reservationist in Chicago, was a visitor with home folks. Karel was a 1955 graduate of St. Joseph's High School. - o - The Ringsted fire department was constructing a slide for the youngsters of Ringsted. Fire Chief Gay Christiansen and helpers had been working evenings to construct the ramp and piling the snow which was sprayed with water to give a solid slippery surface. The youth of Ringsted had no hills or even a knoll to slide down in the winter and it was necessary to drive five miles to the cliffs to find a place to slide. Newspapers provide reliable coverage of all the news - not just the bare headline facts so indispensable to the life of the community. FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES February 17, 1948 Nearly 200 members, wives and guests attended the dinner and annual meeting of the Algona National Farm Loan Association. Secretary-treasurer, E.H. Hutchins gave the annual report showing that the association was making steady progress, building up reserves, getting new farm loans and paying out dividends to members to reduce costs on Federal Land Bank Loans. Officers for the doming year elected at the director's meeting were Henry Scheppman renamed president; Douglas Wildin, Algona, vice president; E.H. Hutchins, secretary-treasurer; and Mary Lou Studer, assistant secretary-treasurer. Directors were George Jutting, Buffalo Center; Hugh Raney, Algona; and Lawrence Dittmer, Lone Rock. - o - At the home of Hulda Fritzmeier, LuVerne, the Tuesday Club gathered for a regular meeting. The club observed its 22nd anniversary at this meeting. It was organized Feb. 9, 1926 with Mrs. J. 0. Marty, the first president; the late Mrs. Peter Thompson, vice-president; and Mrs. Ella Woito, secretary-treasurer. Mrs. Henry Pietzke, charter member of the club, gave a sketch of the club history and activities over the 22-year period. - o - Mrs. William Bestenlehner, Algona, entertained at a newly- organized pinochle club at her home with the following members present in addition to the hostess: Mesdames David Smith, Frank Moulton, EdwardThissen, Richard Pool, Al Lichter, Jerome Hardgrove and Marita Besten- lehner. High score was won by Miss Bestenlehner and low score prize went to Mrs. Thissen. - o - Iowa's outstanding reinsman last season was none other than Mark Insko of St. Joe, who campaigned his stable of horses throughout Iowa and Minnesota and closed the season at the famous Red Oval at Lexington, Ky. The purple and gold colors of the stable were carried to the top on many occasions — the season ending 110 starts, 72 time sin the money. - o - For dyed-in-the-wool basketball, one would have had to have gone a long way to surpass the heated battle between Algona and Iowa Falls High. While the Bulldogs won by the slim margin of 42-39, the victor shad one of their toughest games of the year and met a foe which in the general opinion was the best they had faced this season. It was a battle that found the visitors outscoring Algona in the second half, and the Bulldogs resorting to a stalling game the final three minutes to win, protecting their slim lead. Charlie Crapser had his biggest night of the season and Algona's lean and lanky Sigler ended up a close second. - o - The Band Mothers at Lone Rock sponsored a card party at the Lone Rock school auditorium with eight tables of guests present. Prizes went to Mrs. CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER .M ACROSS 1. Green •tone B. Melville character 9. Foreboding 10. Desert 11. Subdded 12. Afloat 14. Home* 16. Pronoun 17. Compaai point 18. Antlered animal 21. Cry of pain 22. Jog 25. Becomes brittle 27. Plead 29. Arachnid 31. Greet 34. Hawaiian bird 35. Grit 37. Senorita'9 affirmative 38. Friar's title 40. Specimen 43. Civil wrong* 48. Units of weight in India 47. Two- toed •loth 48. Dash 49. Indefinite amount 50. Dispatch DOWN J. Middleman 2. Urge 3. Legal dCwJ- ment 4. Finished 5. Moslem title 6. By what means? 7. Arabian S»r- menu 8. Church official 11. Land of Kipling 13. Cuts, as wood 15. Dis- criminates IB. Before 20. Wealthy 23. Kimono adjunct 24. Spreads grass to dry 26. Tibetan sheep 28. Main 29. Tender 30. Spongy 32. Ait 33. Falsehoods 36. Appointments 39. Cartoonist auaaa uauuu uuHQ HQHU aaaaaaa aaa Huaa an aa uaa aau HQiaaa QntjQQ 41. Burrowing animal 42. Scheme 44. Sandy's headgear 45. Woo fetk »4 4> 41 41 1$ 10 if 44 C b 7 10 11 u 4 lo 11 41 *? u v Time To Spare By GERALD ANDREWS - Retirement Adviser Looking into Your Future I may not be a prophet 01 the son" of a prophet, but " predict somebody's future mos every day. Have to In my bus! ness. Folks keep coming in with problems of health, fi nance, family relations, and so on. And they expect me to tel them what's going to happen if they do this, that or the other. Can't say I'm batting a thousand in the fortune-telling league. Still my average is pretty good. Should be. I get plenty of support from the experts, beginning with Uncle Sam and the publications of the official bureaus in Washington. When I have the facts and figures, prediction Isn't so difficult. Which reminds me of the "Planning for Tomorrow" kit put out by Harvest Years, the magazine for retired people. This kit contains information about every major problem you can think of. Health, Housing, Financial Planning, Leisure Activities, You and the Law, How to Earn Money in Retirement, and How to Guard Against Frauds & Quacks are the major subjects covered. More than 116 pages of vital information you need to know, to your main concern a good place to retire to? Or living within the reduced income you'll have after retirement? Or a hobby to occupy the hours that used to go into your job? Or how you and your wife can stay healthy with the added years? The Harvest Years kit shows you how to look for the answers to such questions. Take the four questions above. Here's how you might bundle all of your answers into one momentous decision regarding your later life. Suppose you and your wife want to live in the sun near the sea. Your income won't be sufficient to keep you comfortably in a big northern city. Both of you are partial to mild outdoor sports like bowling and shuffle ooard. And she suffers from a slight touch of arthritis. Juggling all these factors, you might well decide to move to Florida. But what suits you, may not suit your neighbor at all. There's only one piece of advice that I give all of my clients. Don't wait for retirement to take care of itself — it rarely does. The time to plan Is now. You need to take a look into your future. One way to do this is to consult the Harvest Years Planning for Tomorrow" kit. Try it. Better than tea leaves or a oulja board. Send your name, address and zip code number to Harvest Years Publishing Co., Inc., Dept TSK, 104 East 40th St., N.Y. 10016, along with $3.00 cash, check or money order, and they'll send you one. Ed McGuire, high for women; Mrs. Andrew Thomsen, low; high for men, Joe Culbertson and Ronald Christenson, low. Fred Schmidt won the chair prize. - o - Burrell Lease telephoned his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Lease, Wesley, from San Francisco, Calif, that he had landed there that day, following a 26-day ocean trip from Japan. They lost several days sailing time avoiding typhoons. Burrell expected his discharge from the service the latter part of February. - o - Contestants from the Whittemore High School who would compete in the district oratorical contest to be heldinEmmetsburg were Eileen Maahs, oratorical; Rita Braatz, dramatic; Dorothy Quinn, humorous; Jeanne Weinhold, interpretive reading; and Carrol Schmeling, radio speaking. - o Fred Newel, Fenton, went to Des Moines to attend the Hardware Dealers convention and was accompanied by Mrs. J. Schwartz and Mrs. Will Weisbrod who were going to visit relatives there. - o - June Stevens, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stevens, Algona, was taken to Mercy Hospital, Ft. Dodge, where she had an emergency appendectomy. She was recovering nicely and expected to be home within a few days. Father alter checking his son's report card: "There is one thing in your favor — with these grades you couldn't possibly be cheating." Professional Directory wvv .DOCTORS MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-2277 J. N. KENEFICK. M.D. Physician & Surgeon 218 W. State Street Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Phone 295-2614 JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M.D. Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F. KOOB, M.D. Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-24D8 Residence Phone 295-5917 DENTISTS DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 iffffi fffff: DR. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State Algona Telephone 295-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. HAROLD W. ERICKSON Eyes Examined — Contact Lenses — Hearing Aid Glasses 9 East State Street Phone 295-2196 Hours: 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. DONALD J. KINGFIELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So. Harlan, Algona p hone_ .325-3743 Farm Mgmnt, CARLSON Farm MANAGEMENT COMPANY IIV4 W. Dodge Ph. W-Mt) INSURANCE vxxmwfwfxvmwmftxx* ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines Of Insurance 295-3176 206 E. State BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY General Insurance 7 N. Dodge 295-2735 BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 5 N. Dodge 295-5443 Home — Automobile — Farm Polio Insurance HERBST INS. AGENCY For Auto., House, Household Goods, and Many Other Forms, Phone 295-3733 Ted S. Herbst KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over $74,000,000 worth of insurance in force. Phone 295-3756. Lola Scuff ham, Sec'y. SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Harold C. Sundet and Larry C. Johnson 110 So. Dodge - Algona, la. Phone 295-2341 Chiropractor DR. M. R. BALDWIN Summer Office Hours Mon. - Tues. - Wed. - Fri. 8:30 - 5:00 Thurs. - Sat. — 8:30 - 12:00 MISCELLANEOUS Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Hcporjs Milton G. Norton Justice of the Peace Collection Services Office at 2V4 E, State Algona, Iowa Office Phone 295-3836 Home Phone 295-2549 Post Office Box 460

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